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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

On the Street....39th St., New York

Comments on "On the Street....39th St., New York"


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Loving the darkness of this shot with a splash of yellow..
She is fabulous


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Very nice! Do u like this?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 AM) : 

I love the tattoo


Blogger marcelo de sousa said ... (9:32 AM) : 

I've love that jaguar tattoo on her left arm! Let's sartorialize!


Anonymous Bronwyn said ... (9:39 AM) : 

I love her bike and tattoo....


Blogger Click on Styles said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Great tattoo...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

I like it!

very sporty style!

XXxx Ale


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

OOH the tattoos and the pink bike!


Blogger Ale said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Nice tattoo!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Tattoos-ugly. Cigarette-yuck. Bike-good.


Blogger Miss Molly said ... (9:52 AM) : 

nice shot! i really want to go to NYC!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

So cool!!!


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (9:58 AM) : 

great tatoo...


Blogger Nancie said ... (10:02 AM) : 

awesome shot, love the tats!


Blogger pmarin said ... (10:05 AM) : 

where are the brakes?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:10 AM) : 

Her bike has no brakes. Not good.


Blogger Danielle said ... (10:14 AM) : 

I love the tattoo on her left arm! :)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 AM) : 

God I LOVE New York.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (10:21 AM) : 

I love her bike and her animal print tattoos.


Blogger Mlle Paradis said ... (10:23 AM) : 

your pictures get more and more beautiful and light filled. loved the pomodori pelati too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

it might be a back pedal brake bike. cute hat and cute girl (save for the cigarette)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 

it's a back peddle bike, peddle the opposite direction to stope


Anonymous Vanessa said ... (10:37 AM) : 

It's a fixed wheel bike, they don't have breaks, instead you pedal backwards to stop.

Other than that- sweet look!


Anonymous Yajaira said ... (10:38 AM) : 

I didn't know if it was a she or a he..
Nice Tattoo..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 AM) : 

looks like not a lot of stylish people that day.


Blogger Jessie said ... (10:47 AM) : 

The bike is a fixie. That's why no brakes. Also no gears. It is not back peddle brakes though. Fixies were used for training but started gaining popularity because they were inexpensive. Usually they are very uniquely decorated by their riders. The speed is completely controlled by peddling, even slowing down. No costing on this bike.

.... Great pic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

There'd better be a helmet in that bag.

Sure, you might look like a dork, but your brains on a curb isn't very cool, either.


Blogger Angel said ... (10:58 AM) : 

Some will have 1 break on their bike, but most don't. You have to force the bike to stop, its hard to explain. Fixies are cool but they are a trend among the kiddies and young messenger's. Track bikes and the city are about 'WHEN' you'll be hit by a car.

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Blogger Unknown said ... (10:59 AM) : 



Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (11:00 AM) : 

i'm seeing all these fascinating tattoos lately!


Blogger Madame en noire said ... (11:01 AM) : 

I love her tatoos!! :)


Anonymous Avantika Sharma said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Wow! Look at those tattoos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Cool ring.


Anonymous kareyann said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Hmmmm, not so much here, bike is nice, though.


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (11:50 AM) : 

nice tattoo.


Blogger Rachel said ... (11:51 AM) : 

It's nice to see a little punky spunk on here. I can dig it : )


Blogger Frozen Fashion said ... (11:56 AM) : 

Purposeful & completely undaunted!


Blogger Alisha said ... (12:05 PM) : 

I love your tatoo <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:11 PM) : 

Great shot - stunning colors, light and shadows.

I bike in NYC daily and don't know why she opts for tight jeans - ugh!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Nice shot Scott!! have you been in Argentine...when are you going to post the images you'd take there?? for more pics of cycling in NY : empires begin ; best regards! Martín.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:32 PM) : 

It's a track bike - track bikes don't have any brakes. It's what cyclists ride in the city. And how your knees get worn out. But they sure do look cool.


Blogger Flea For Fashion said ... (12:36 PM) : 

this is a perfect mix of Punk and grunge!


Blogger Anna said ... (12:47 PM) : 

very cool!

I live riding bycicle...


Blogger "Guppy" Honaker said ... (12:47 PM) : 

What a wonderful picture, with her yellow hat in controlled contrast to the rest of the picture. I really like that bike, but not sure I'd want to ride around on such an old bike in fast-paced NYC!

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:56 PM) : 

love that cap


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Urgh...why must you highlight the ladies with the tats?
Not chic.


Blogger Lauren said ... (1:05 PM) : 

Killer arm tattoo. She's got such swagger and confidence. Love it!

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Blogger Big City Nights said ... (1:28 PM) : 

Love the hat, rolled up tight jeans, and bike.


Anonymous Minx said ... (1:28 PM) : 

She's got great legs!


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (1:36 PM) : 



Blogger Mileide Almeida said ... (1:43 PM) : 

NY is NY!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

Brilliant bike shot once again. Serious bike rebel with the black shirt, rings, sig and tattoo, yet a big splash of fun with the pink bike, pink bracelet and yellow cap. I would select her on my ciclistas fashionadas team. Andale!


Blogger Sydney Fashion Vulture said ... (2:00 PM) : 

What a crazy tattoo! Wouldn't it be wild if she had i all over her body?


Anonymous jimjims said ... (2:09 PM) : 


great shot. raw and edgy...!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 PM) : 

I honestly like the effect of the tattoo and the bike makes the photo. Nice one. You should make a coffee table book of your photos I would buy it.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:48 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:52 PM) : 

All the disdain for tattoos is such a generational thing. Oh well, they're here to stay amongst the classier, intelligent, educated and generally awesome young people of today, so too bad!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:53 PM) : 

oh, wow, there are no words, so hip



Blogger Noumia's papers said ... (3:39 PM) : 

Biker girl ! Love the tatoo :)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:51 PM) : 

It's the little extras in this picture-- the tattoos, the rings, the necklace around her neck, the pink bike, yellow hat. Otherwise, you're just not into the bike culture.


Blogger CaliforniaCandy said ... (3:57 PM) : 

The best thing she is wearing is her confidence...


Blogger Eryl said ... (4:52 PM) : 

She appears to have such inner strength; if she were my daughter I'd be incredibly proud.


Blogger Liz S said ... (4:54 PM) : 

Now that's an interesting take on leopard. Love it!


Blogger photo_120 said ... (6:11 PM) : 

Its a great look, the cotton cap matching her grips.

I love that she has what looks like flyers in her spokes.

She has real bikers shins!


Blogger Angeles Almuna said ... (6:45 PM) : 

love it! Unique!


Anonymous Sonia said ... (7:41 PM) : 

Not my kind of style but defo unique.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

I really like her tattoo. Instead of making a profound statement it works just like a fashion accessory kind of like jewellery - love this idea


Blogger JESSA said ... (8:07 PM) : 

I see her biking around the city.. LOVE her tattoo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 PM) : 

Funny thing. I saw her this morning too! Quite an outfit for a chilly day in New York. I'd be freezing!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Wow! As I was walking into 135 w 29th street to pick up a package today, a man who looks at your website recognized me from this picture, and told me about it. I absolutely LOVE the way it came out. I don't have any good pictures of me with my bike. If you wouldn't mind,(?) I'd like to save it. You are a great photographer my friend!
Much love, Kat.


Blogger Lauren Keating said ... (8:46 PM) : 

great photo! love the tattoo!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:08 PM) : 

hope she doesn't lock that bike on the street in nyc....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 PM) : 

It cracks me up that everyone is pointing out what's impractical about this woman: biking in tight jeans, not wearing a helmet, trendy dangerous bike, not much clothing on a cold day etc. That's what fashion's all about folks. My fellow fans, almost every fashionable woman portrayed on this blog (especially the Italians) are completely impractical! Wearing high heels, a short skirt and carrying a tiny little purse in a cold city is equally ludicrous from a safety, practicality and maneuverability point of view! And yet we applaud the stiletto-glad woman skittering about on European cobble-stones. Personally, I'm thrilled to see a woman who isn't all Barbie-hair and glamor for a change. She doesn't give a rat's behind if you don't dig her style, because there are plenty of fellow NYC bike girls who think she looks beautiful. Bike on baby!!


Blogger Alex said ... (12:13 AM) : 

sweet thigh, la la.
i want skin jeans like that and the legs to put them into.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:07 AM) : 

nobody heard of fixed gear? looks like a Tallahassee girl in NY placement, down to the spoke card. Beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 AM) : 

She looks sharp and strong and, as my mom would put it, "full of the devil" ... lovely!

@ Eryl--that's one of the sweetest comments I've read here. If you have a daughter, she's a lucky kid. :)


Anonymous Sheila said ... (3:12 AM) : 

Haters gonna hate, but this is ace. All of it. /Especially/ the tattoo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:19 AM) : 

Are the leopard spots a tattoo or body paint? I love them!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 AM) : 

FINALLY! a real biker girl with a truly stylish ride. i was waiting to see this. nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 PM) : 

Think what you may Anonymous at 2:52, but once you and your tattooed friends get older, your tats will droop and wrinkle just like your face.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

Her hat wears the emblem of Flanders ...


Anonymous Claire Hensley said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Have you people never heard of a Fixed Gear bike? You simply remove all the breaks, which makes the bike lighter and an easier ride. But stopping the bike is another story... Great shot though. I like how you capture style in many forms. I follow your blog ritually, and you never disappoint!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:42 PM) : 

Bike Messengers have influenced hipster street style big time.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

so punk!!!


Anonymous terry said ... (6:13 PM) : 

This beautiful biker chic is my daughter! I loved reading all the comments, good and bad. What can I say? To me, she is a beautiful,confident,free spirit person, that loves life! Not crazy about the tatoo either...but if you knew her, she is the cutest,sweetest,funny girl! Love u!


Anonymous LOCKFOOT said ... (8:28 PM) : 

Thats right Terry! Yall don't know skrimp about skrimp bro! It is entertaining to actually read some of these comments. Homegirl is working hard right now. the bike is not old (I sold it to her 2010), nor do we "take the breaks off so its lighter and easier to ride?" haha. This photo dexterously portrays the simplicity of our everyday lifestyle. Not to offend anyone; although it is a little funny how much hate I've felt reading these comments. After delivering your packages in the rain sleet and snow all day ere' day, give a little respect to someone else's lifestyle. Nice flick Sartorialist. Ill see yall on the street. !QuikTrak Represent!


Anonymous Solomon said ... (12:34 AM) : 

Awesome style! Totally New York..

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:10 AM) : 

there is nothing funnier than women who dye their hair, get botox and plastic surgery and starve themselves having issues with people with tattoos. My mother's tasteful tattoos that she got 25 years ago are just as lovely now as they were when she got them and she can actually smile and move her facial muscles since she doesn't do all the fake crap.

this girl is a great snap shot of what is so common and wonderful in cities in the US. It's not revolutionary for any of us that actually live in cities but I think it's great you are exposing more sheltered people to real street style.

as for wearing tight pants, the last thing you want to have happen is catching your pants in the chain.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 AM) : 

To me push bikers and japanese kids
share the same WACKINESS!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:39 PM) : 

She looks fit and happy. So nice to see. That bike is killer. I just noticed the scrapes on her legs. Be careful on those streets girl!


Anonymous Adele said ... (4:39 PM) : 

I usually think this kind of outfit looks sloppy but I really like this one.


Anonymous Dana said ... (5:21 PM) : 

This so much more of a 'look' than an outfit...she is amazing because of her tattoo, her bike, her piercing, her cigarette. Leopard print tattoo is so incredible! Jealous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 PM) : 

to the people critical of this here adorably bold girl, chill out and maybe comment less on what you don't understand. she's great! first, the bike. yes its a track bike. this one is particularly great. it has the simplicity of 90's calvin klein with the outlandish palette of 80's stephen sprouse. for those who think track bikes are dangerous, just accept you don't ride them and you don't now what youre talking about. most of those who ride track bikes, not the trendsters, but the ones who will be riding for years if not for the rest of their lives, know exactly what theyre doing. hands down, theyre the best street riders in any city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 PM) : 

for those crying about her not wearing a helmet, odd how you didn't say anything about her cigarette. im guessing it has a lot to do with the how participants in conventional society so accept them despite the fact that theyre so incredibly harmful.

people should wear helmets if they want. great, if you feel safer.

there have been many studies that have shown drivers get closer to cyclists who wear helmets thus helmets are actually more dangerous. also, id bet this girl is safe as heck although im sure to the lay person it appears to all be quite dangerous.

and riding in tight jeans is safer and more practical... imagine being a runner and wearing something baggy. that would be ridiculous, no one does it. i bet her jeans are a softer, more giving denim as well.

this girl knows EXACTLY what she is doing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 PM) : 

what. a. fox.


Blogger appledweller said ... (11:40 PM) : 

that great looking biker chic is my beautiful daughter . a total free spirit full of fierce independence and a golden heart . We raised her that whatever path she followed in life we would always be there to walk beside her . We love her very muck and couldn't be more proud of her . Ride on biker chic and WEAR THAT DAMNED HELMET I BOUGHT YOU


Blogger andeh said ... (6:38 AM) : 

I love it how people have such different opinions :)

Seeing girls like her, always makes me happy, because most girls nowadays are those barbie type girls which never leave the house without heels and makeup...and I'm fine with that, because I sometimes wish I was one of those barbies, but I'm not, I can't and I think I never will be one of them... so seeing normal, naturally beautiful girls, which don't necessarily care about make-up and long hair and stuff, make me really happy that not every girl is such a make-up addict and still they are gorgeous :)

I don't know what to say about tattoos... I love some, I hate some... her leopard tattoo is awesome :) and I think, we should stop thinking about how tattoos will look in the future when we get older...because, old skin looks ugly either so... tattoos or not.

What I love the most about this picture is that even though this girl looks more like a tomboy, she has that cute pink bike which is amazing ♥♥


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Style points: 100 out of 100
Hip & urban and she owns her look completely

Helmet & cigarette points: 0 out of 100
Her life, her choice, but distracting in a pic because it makes me think the person is a little icky for smoking and a little too vain for a helmet

I'm not the judge, but I do think it distracts from the fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 AM) : 

have some respect. shes her own person doing her own thing. we are not judges, this isnt reality tv. she doesnt need a "makeover". trying to be perfect is as ridiculous as trying to be a unicorn, it doesnt exist. we are getting a little view, via an image, of someones life. she is one reason why i love new york. shes not afraid of who she is. STOP HATING!


Anonymous Fashion History said ... (7:27 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

love her attitude


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:32 PM) : 

Leopard print tattoo???


Anonymous RuthHenriquez said ... (6:37 PM) : 

She's jaunty, athletic, bold, confident, pretty, photogenic, and -- best of all -- she actually has some flesh on her bones.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 PM) : 

Sexy tomboy look. Love the skinny jeans turned up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 AM) : 

Too bad she's wearing this separatist flemish cap...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 

Too bad I'm wearing this cap? im sorry, but I happen to like alot of the products vermarc has.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 

Wow, so many ridiculous comments on here. If she was a Milanese waif tottering through traffic in 6 inch heels with a cigarette in hand, you folks would only comment on her fabulous fur coat or her sleek coif. Here though everyone has to weigh in on this gorgeous girl's "unhealthy" cigarette, tattoos, lack of helmet, and "political" bike cap. Totally absurd and hypocritical. This girl is as stylish as any woman in Paris; the problem is you don't understand street style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 AM) : 

dude this chicks adorable with her beat up shins, pink fixed-gear bike, puma speed cats, pops of color, confident swagger AND her cigarette and no-helmet-ness.
there is something weird about picking and choosing what parts you like and would leave out.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 AM) : 

tattoo is so whack, probably going to regret that in 4 months! but cool bike :)


Anonymous bird said ... (8:48 PM) : 

omg no brakes! ack! haha. what a great shot. you have such an eye for lighting. le sigh. looks like she belongs in portland, or. im lucky enough to see hot biker mamas like this everyday! cheers!


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